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Document Number: 7907

A Study of Laws in Other States that Permit the Dissemination of Confidential Information Pertaining to Teacher Certification - Maine’s Office of Policy and Legal Analysis was charged by the legislature to look at what rules govern Maine and other states in dissemination of confidential teacher certification information. This study summarizes other state laws, identifies comparable professions in Maine and their handling of confidential licensure information, and reviews possible conflicts between laws governing reports of child abuse and neglect and the confidentiality provisions of teacher certification laws. Included are issues for further consideration by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs. (Phillip McCarthy, Carolyn Russo and Darlene Shores Lynch, Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, Maine State Legislature, October 2008)...

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